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Speeding motorists are being blamed for leaving residents in a Peeblesshire village in fear of their lives.
Drivers on the daily commute to Edinburgh blatantly flout speed limits through Eddleston with little threat of being brought to book, it is claimed.
The back page of the Galloway News today carries a story about Dalbeattie Star manager Paul McGinley's decision to quit at the end of the season.
Firefighters have revealed details of their efforts to tackle a blaze at a derelict mansion in Dumfries.
They spent 10 hours at the scene of the fire at Carnsalloch House after the alarm was raised at 23:05 on Tuesday.
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Today's Galloway News leads on an email spat over a care home in the Stewartry.
It will cost Scottish Borders Council nearly £100,000 to address concerns - generated by the return of the Borders Railway - for the safety of children at Stow Primary.
The measures will include the installation of CCTV at the school and improved perimeter fencing.
Scotland's councils will face financial pressures "of a scale not previously experienced" in the coming years, the public spending watchdog has said.
The Accounts Commission said councils had coped well so far with cuts to their funding.
The Southern Reporter is out today and it leads on the latest in the Earlston play park row.
A new poll by a Tory peer Lord Ashcroft in eight Scottish constituencies suggest six could go to the SNP.
The only Conservative seat in Scotland - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale - which is held by the Scotland Office minister David Mundell, is said to be too close to call with the SNP and the Tories both on 34%.
The Labour seat of Dumfries and Galloway, held by Russell Brown, is also apparently at risk.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli will be among the headliners at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.
A total of 82 acts will perform at 42 venues across the south-west over 10 days at the end of May.
A final fund-raising push is under way in the renovation of the Theatre Royal in Dumfries.
A wide range of items are needed to complete the ambitious overhaul.
No problems to report at the moment with Irish Sea ferry services or local rail travel.
On the roads, on the A75 traffic controls are in use at the Rowan Glen Dairy at Creetown and at the Newton Stewart roundabout.
Stop-Go boards will also be in use in various locations for studding works along the route.
You'll encounter temporary lights on the A76 Enterkinfoot and just north of Kirkconnel.
Traffic controls will also be in place today on the A7 just north of Langholm and on the A701 at Locharbriggs in Dumfries.
Also in Dumfries, a combination of temporary lights on the Moffat Road and at St Mary's Street will add to peak times delays.
Most places dry, some brightness along the Solway coast and in the eastern Borders.
There is the chance of a little patchy rain over the Southern Uplands.
Windy today with quite a brisk southwesterly. Temperatures will reach around 11 celsius, so feeling noticeably mild.
Grey skies in our part of southern Scotland at the moment but on with the news.
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